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Episode 179 — Bare Metal Backups with Clonezilla

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Category5 Technology TV Episode 179 5/5 with 1 vote


Originally aired on February 22nd, 2011.

Starring: Robbie Ferguson and Eric Kidd.

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This episode is sponsored in part by: Planet Calypso & Pogoplug.

Topics Covered:

  • Robbie Ferguson and Eric Kidd present in studio, Bekah Ferguson joins via pre-recorded news.
  • The Category5.TV Viewer Poll.
  • Viewer Testimonials.
  • Why the Newsroom segments are [currently] low quality compared to the rest of the show.
  • Category5.TV on the Roku - it's coming.
  • Viewer Question: Where can I get the Perfectbuntu script?
  • Viewer Question: When I use Cheesecam to record a video, it saves as Ogg Video. What are your recommendations for converting it to another format for use with other programs in Ubuntu Linux?{code}mencoder out.ogv -ovc xvid -oac mp3lame -xvidencopts pass=1 -o test.avi{/code}
  • Viewer Question: I have several computers on my network. Should I have a firewall installed on each computer, or is my router's firewall sufficient?
  • Viewer Comment: Here is a site that might be useful for Ubuntu users: cat5.tv/stoperic
  • Viewer Question: I'm watching Episode 97 (I know, it's been a while). What was the result for your looking for a redundant storage solution for Category5 TV?
  • Viewer Question: I'm trying to get Compiz running in VirtualBox. [This URL] is as close to my problem as I've found. Is there any way you've found to get Compiz working in VirtualBox?
  • Top stories from the Category5.TV Newsroom.
  • Eric found an honest machanic.
  • Feature: Using Clonezilla to create a complete image of your entire hard drive for disaster recovery, or even multicast installation over a network.
  • Picking which version of Clonezilla to download.
  • Windows wants to restart Robbie's computer.
  • Robbie creates a test file which we'll use next week to test the successful restoration of the hard drive.
  • Booting Clonezilla from CD.
  • Robbie created a Windows file share on a server to save the Clonezilla image to.
  • Running Clonezilla to image your hard drive to a Samba network share.
  • Win Wirecast 4 - Robbie tells how to qualify for this $450 broadcast software giveaway.
  • RingerWraps and Eric.
  • Christy joins the guys in studio.
  • Everything goes downhill and the weather takes over. (Eric's really into this!)

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